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A 12” tortilla with hashbrowns, cheddar cheese, roasted peppers, chopped bacon and sausage, onions, jalapenos, and avocado grilled, crispy and served with chipotle sour cream and plantains.
Slim Goodies’ Cat 5 breakfast burrito.
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Where to Find Delicious Breakfast Tacos and Burritos in New Orleans

Because a tortilla with egg, cheese, potato, and chorizo is the best way to the start the day

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Slim Goodies’ Cat 5 breakfast burrito.
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When it comes to breakfast in burrito or taco form, New Orleans is not, for instance, Austin. However, these Southwest-Tex-Mex bundles of morning joy — often involving a tortilla, egg, cheese, potato, and chorizo — are well-represented in the Crescent City. From light weekday options to hearty hangover cures, here are twelve delightful breakfast burritos and tacos to be enjoyed right now in New Orleans.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Pagoda Café

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Pagoda Cafe is a citywide destination for breakfast tacos, serving four excellent options made with potatoes, egg, and cheese on a Mawi tortilla — with either house-refried beans, bacon, turkey bacon, or tofu — and served with green hot sauce.

Taqueria Guerrero

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Without a doubt one of the city’s best spots for homey Mexican specialties, this Mid City outpost has excellent, extensive breakfast options, including four types of breakfast burritos. It also opens at 9 a.m. and serves breakfast all day, so it’s a great spot for a hangover cure (get the menudo as well) after a long night out.

Wakin' Bakin' (Multiple Locations)

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Cozy Mid City charmer Wakin’ Bakin’ (now with locations in the Quarter and Uptown) cranks out incredible breakfast options, including a breakfast burrito with three eggs and cheddar in a flour tortilla served with salsa, sour cream, and a slew of optional additions. Try it smothered in gravy and you won’t regret it.

Wakin Bakin’s breakfast burrito
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Ideal Market #2

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The kitchens at Ideal Market are not to be overlooked, especially the Broad Street location, and especially when it comes to breakfast. Excellent breakfast tacos and baleadas on the go, served until 9 a.m.

Satsuma Cafe

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A favorite for breakfast and lunch meetups as well as all-day dwellers, Satsuma’s fresh fare leans on vegetables, but also includes plenty of hearty classics, like the green eggs and ham breakfast sandwich or the BLT, which comes with avocado mash, goat cheese, and arugula in addition to the usual. The breakfast burrito, which can also be made vegan, contains breakfast potatoes, roasted poblanos, creamy black beans, cheddar scrambled eggs (or tofu), and avocado mash. It’s also served all day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Loya's Mexican Restaurant

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Loya’s is a family-owned Mexican spot that opened during the pandemic, an awesome spot for delicious classics like tostadas, pozole, menudo, as well as fresh, modern dishes like aguachile, quesabirria, and cauliflower tacos. There’s a breakfast menu as well, including a burrito: scrambled eggs with bacon or chorizo topped with red sauce and sour cream and served with refried beans and roasted potatoes.

El Pavo Real

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This Broadmoor gem serves top-notch Mexican specialties for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. In addition to a breakfast burrito with carnitas, potato, egg, pintos, cheese, salsa ranchera, crema, and pico; El Pavo serves breakfast tacos Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., for $2 a pop.

El Pavo Real.
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Bearcat CBD

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It should come as no surprise that Bearcat’s wide-ranging menu includes a section for breakfast burritos, ranging from a classic Southwest style wrap with black beans and bacon to versions featuring skirt steak, Gulf shrimp, or mushrooms and Boursin as the star. The longtime locals favorite offers vegan, gluten-free, and keto breakfast burritos on the menu, too. Available at the downtown location only.

Bearcat’s breakfast club burrito with eggs, bacon roasted tomato, avocado, and cheese.
Bearcat CBD

The Kolache Kitchen (Multiple Locations)

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Baton-Rouge based Kolache Kitchen now has two locations in New Orleans, Uptown and in the CBD. And while it’s of course known for its Texan-friendly, sweet and savory kolaches, it’s almost as loved for breakfast tacos. Open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LGD corner coffee house HiVolt serves a classic breakfast burrito: scrambled egg, potato, sour cream, salsa, avocado, cheddar cheese, and bacon on flour tortilla. Order online or enjoy with a coffee onsite daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HiVolt’s breakfast burrito
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Slim Goodies Diner

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Magazine Street’s classic breakfast diner serves a hefty breakfast burrito, called the Cat 5: A 12” tortilla with hashbrowns, cheddar cheese, roasted peppers, chopped bacon and sausage, onions, jalapenos, and avocado, grilled crispy and served with chipotle sour cream and plantains.

Mawi NOLA

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Mawi is some of Metairie’s finest indeed, now a destination for breakfast and lunch in addition to its regionally-famous tortillas. For breakfast (served 7 to 10:30 a.m.), daily specials abound, and include breakfast burritos, baleadas, and tacos, in addition to its set menu. Of course it’d be wise to stock up on Mawi chips and tortillas while there, don’t miss the desserts either. Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; check social media for specials.

Pagoda Café

Pagoda Cafe is a citywide destination for breakfast tacos, serving four excellent options made with potatoes, egg, and cheese on a Mawi tortilla — with either house-refried beans, bacon, turkey bacon, or tofu — and served with green hot sauce.

Taqueria Guerrero

Without a doubt one of the city’s best spots for homey Mexican specialties, this Mid City outpost has excellent, extensive breakfast options, including four types of breakfast burritos. It also opens at 9 a.m. and serves breakfast all day, so it’s a great spot for a hangover cure (get the menudo as well) after a long night out.

Wakin' Bakin' (Multiple Locations)

Wakin Bakin’s breakfast burrito
Wakin’ Bakin’/Facebook

Cozy Mid City charmer Wakin’ Bakin’ (now with locations in the Quarter and Uptown) cranks out incredible breakfast options, including a breakfast burrito with three eggs and cheddar in a flour tortilla served with salsa, sour cream, and a slew of optional additions. Try it smothered in gravy and you won’t regret it.

Wakin Bakin’s breakfast burrito
Wakin’ Bakin’/Facebook

Ideal Market #2

The kitchens at Ideal Market are not to be overlooked, especially the Broad Street location, and especially when it comes to breakfast. Excellent breakfast tacos and baleadas on the go, served until 9 a.m.

Satsuma Cafe

A favorite for breakfast and lunch meetups as well as all-day dwellers, Satsuma’s fresh fare leans on vegetables, but also includes plenty of hearty classics, like the green eggs and ham breakfast sandwich or the BLT, which comes with avocado mash, goat cheese, and arugula in addition to the usual. The breakfast burrito, which can also be made vegan, contains breakfast potatoes, roasted poblanos, creamy black beans, cheddar scrambled eggs (or tofu), and avocado mash. It’s also served all day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Loya's Mexican Restaurant

Loya’s is a family-owned Mexican spot that opened during the pandemic, an awesome spot for delicious classics like tostadas, pozole, menudo, as well as fresh, modern dishes like aguachile, quesabirria, and cauliflower tacos. There’s a breakfast menu as well, including a burrito: scrambled eggs with bacon or chorizo topped with red sauce and sour cream and served with refried beans and roasted potatoes.

El Pavo Real

El Pavo Real.
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

This Broadmoor gem serves top-notch Mexican specialties for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. In addition to a breakfast burrito with carnitas, potato, egg, pintos, cheese, salsa ranchera, crema, and pico; El Pavo serves breakfast tacos Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., for $2 a pop.

El Pavo Real.
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Bearcat CBD

Bearcat’s breakfast club burrito with eggs, bacon roasted tomato, avocado, and cheese.
Bearcat CBD

It should come as no surprise that Bearcat’s wide-ranging menu includes a section for breakfast burritos, ranging from a classic Southwest style wrap with black beans and bacon to versions featuring skirt steak, Gulf shrimp, or mushrooms and Boursin as the star. The longtime locals favorite offers vegan, gluten-free, and keto breakfast burritos on the menu, too. Available at the downtown location only.

Bearcat’s breakfast club burrito with eggs, bacon roasted tomato, avocado, and cheese.
Bearcat CBD

The Kolache Kitchen (Multiple Locations)

Baton-Rouge based Kolache Kitchen now has two locations in New Orleans, Uptown and in the CBD. And while it’s of course known for its Texan-friendly, sweet and savory kolaches, it’s almost as loved for breakfast tacos. Open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HiVolt

HiVolt’s breakfast burrito
HiVolt/Official

LGD corner coffee house HiVolt serves a classic breakfast burrito: scrambled egg, potato, sour cream, salsa, avocado, cheddar cheese, and bacon on flour tortilla. Order online or enjoy with a coffee onsite daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HiVolt’s breakfast burrito
HiVolt/Official

Slim Goodies Diner

Magazine Street’s classic breakfast diner serves a hefty breakfast burrito, called the Cat 5: A 12” tortilla with hashbrowns, cheddar cheese, roasted peppers, chopped bacon and sausage, onions, jalapenos, and avocado, grilled crispy and served with chipotle sour cream and plantains.

Mawi NOLA

Mawi is some of Metairie’s finest indeed, now a destination for breakfast and lunch in addition to its regionally-famous tortillas. For breakfast (served 7 to 10:30 a.m.), daily specials abound, and include breakfast burritos, baleadas, and tacos, in addition to its set menu. Of course it’d be wise to stock up on Mawi chips and tortillas while there, don’t miss the desserts either. Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; check social media for specials.

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